Southend & District Table Tennis League
Winter League 2013-14 Season
Week 27 - Commencing 24th March 2014
Thorpe Bay A kept up the pressure of their title rivals with a 7-2 win over Rayleigh Mill. Duncan Taylor weighed in with two good wins over Alex Abbott and John Monk for the Millers but he was unable to trouble the impressive James Denyer who treated those present to some great play.
With the top of the table so close and every point counting it was important that Rawreth A took advantage of the dropped points of Thorpe Bay A. They did manage to claw back one point on the leaders with an 8-1 win over Castle Point but the whitewash was halted by another really good win by Barrie Delf, this time against the hard hitting Adam Brewer.
At the other end of the table Warehouse picked up a vital 4 points which may help keep them in Premier division next year with a hard fought battle against Rawreth C, Dave Colwill with his second maximum in recent weeks.
Duncan Taylor, Divisional Results Secretary, Premier Division
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Andy Seabrook, Divisional Results Secretary, 1st Division
Both Hockley teams recorded substantial home wins this week. First the B team overcame the youngsters of Hullbridge F 7 – 2, thanks to yet another hat trick from Tony Vassallo and two each from Neal Klyman and Alan Tideswell. Zoe Davies got both the visitors’ points.
Next, Hockley B beat Castle Point B 6 – 3. Dennis and Liam Squirrall and Keith Abbott each recorded two wins, whilst Martin Roberts got two for the visitors.
Warehouse C continued their run of good results with a 7 – 2 win against two-man Hullbridge E. Tony Molisso won both points for Hullbridge, but wins from Tarun Goel, Jonathan Allen and Peter Maslanka put the result beyond doubt.
Likewise, Canvey C recorded an excellent 8 – 1 victory away to Hullbridge D. Paul Ogden saved the home team’s blushes, whilst maximums from Geoff Banthorpe and Adrian Atkinson ensured the win was the islanders’.
Despite two each from Andy Nunn and Melanie Jones, a close-fought match between Rawreth D and Runnymede B went to the visitors 5 – 4, thanks to an unbeaten evening from Phil Digby. Singles from Barbara O’Brien and Anne Addlington sealed the result.
Basildon Hospital proved too strong on their visit to Castle Point C. A maximum for Clive Beauchamp and two each from Sid Hills and Mike Smith did the damage. John Beddow was again the home team’s hero, winning both their points in a 7 – 2 win for Basildon.
David Barnes, Divisional Results Secretary, 2nd Division
Wakering seem to now have an unassailable lead at the top, and helped their cause with a 8-1 win over Hullbridge G, with maximums from Nigel Cook and Cliff Noakes, Kieran Stanley preventing the whitewash, and the other juniors putting in a good performance against the league leaders.
Invicta B have consolidated their second spot with a 6-3 win over Hockley E, unbeaten on the night, John Golding, was assisted by Mike Keeble with two. Matt Stringer put up the resistance for Hockley winning two.
Rawreth Juniors A again showing that they have earned their third place spot with a 6-3 win over Customs B. Andy Deadman and Justin Jeffery again scoring maximums for the Juniors.
Finally, Hockley D also with a 6-3 win over Canvey D, with Jon Knight and Matt Nariel scoring three each.
Barrie Delf, Divisional Results Secretary, 3rd Division